999.3.80: Dilator, Uterine, 1901-1950

Additional Images

999.3.80: Dilator, Uterine.
Image No. 3857 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

'DOLÉRIS' type flushing and dilating uterine instrument with a lever stopcock to turn the current of fluid off and on. Two flushing eyelets situated either side of both blades. The width of the blades is adjusted by a screw mechanism.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 999.3.80
Collection: Gynaecology/Obstetrics/Contraception
Date: 1901-1950

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 39 cm
  • Width: 4.6 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • plating

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. Brabizon J. Hallowes
  • History of Use: Used for washing out the uterus. Used by Dr. Brabizon Hallowes [1885-1961] born in Australia he relocated to Vancouver in 1936 where he opened a general practice. In later life he moved to Saturna Island.